Presidential Flight Of Abu Dhabi Takes Delivery Of Second Avro Business Jet (ABJ)
London, United Kingdom: The Presidential Flight of Abu Dhabi has recently inducted into its fleet a second Avro Business Jet from BAE Systems – a late model Avro RJ100 which joins the operator’s existing VIP RJ70.
The bigger RJ100 has been converted into VIP configuration by Inflite Engineering Limited at London-Stansted Airport. The exceptional cabin dimensions of the RJ100 coupled with its front and rear galleys and toilets lends itself naturally to a split cabin configuration as in this aircraft, and which has become so popular with ABJ operators.
Over the past twelve months the pace of recent market success for the Avro Business jet has continued with three further aircraft placed into the market in various corporate/VIP configurations. These recent commitments by governments, high net-worth individuals, companies and charter organisations, means that there are now around 25 Avro Business Jets either in service or under conversion for this market.
This latest ABJ delivery into Abu Dhabi demonstrates the aircraft’s popularity within the GCC countries, where it’s unique performance and “off road” capability allows the aircraft to operate into and out of some of the region’s most challenging airstrips.
In addition to Abu Dhabi, the ABJ is also in service with the Bahrain Defence Force (two RJ85s and one RJ100) and Dubai Air Wing (two RJ85s).